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The Gazette-Times
Volume 42, Number 18. HEPPNER, OREGON, TH URSDAY, JULY 30, 1925 Subscripion $2.00 Ter Year
MA'S NIGHTMARE After Canning Peachy All Day
Little Peggy Jones Victim
of Fire At Jess Turner
Home Last Week.
Child, Asletp In Front Room Several
Minutes Before Fire Discovered;
Residence Totally Destroyed.
Death came to little Margaret
Jones, two year8 old, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. L. A. Jones of Montesano,
Wash., as a result of a fire that start
ed from some unknown cause on
Thursday afternoon and totally de
stroyed the residence and all contents
on the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. J.
0. Turner, some sixteen mils north
of Heppner. The fire originated in
the bed room in which hte little one
hud been placed for her afternoon
nap, and occurred at about half past
two, at which time Mrs. Turner was
alarmed by the baby crying out in
an unusual manner. She walked to
the bed room door and opened It, to
be met by a dense cloud of smoke and
extreme heat and thinking only of
rescuing the little one she reached
for her inside the door but failed to
grasp the child. Mrs. Jones was at
her side by this time, having heard
the alarm from the bath room where
she was taking a bath, and she made
a successful attempt in getting hold
of the child and bringing her from
the room.
It was noted at once that the baby
was terribly burned and Mrs. Turner
and Mrs. Jones rushed her to town
as fast as possibly in the Turner car,
it taking about half an hour to make
the trip. Physicians took charge of
the little body immediately, render
ing all possible human aid, but the
child was found to have received
such internal Injuries from Inhaling
the gas and heat as to be beyond
help, and she died at the hospital
within four hours from the time of
. the fire, having never fully recov
ered consciousness.
Mr. Turner and the hired men
rushed to the house from the fields
where they were at work and used
heroic efforts in trying to extinguish
the flames and to save some of the
contents, but the fire spread too rap
idly, and aside from a very few ar
ticles everything was destroyed. The
fire was kept from spreading to the
wheat fields, but the loss is heavy,
nevertheless, and comes at a time
when it is of great inconvenience.
Mr. Turner carried $3000 insurance
on the residence and contents.
Mrs. Jones and her family had been
making a visit for the summer at the
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Vawter Crawford, in this city, and
had been spending the week at the
home of her sister, Mrs. Turner.
Little Peggy and the infant son, born
on July 6th, were the only children
with her at the farm. It was Indeed
a sad ending of an otherwise pleasant
summer visit with the home folks.
Mr. Jones, being apprised of the ac
cident, made a quick trip from the
Montesano home, leaving there at 6
o'clock Thursday evening and arriv
ing at Heppner at S on Friday morn
ing, a distance of about 360 miles.
The little body was prepared for
burial by Undertaker Case, and early
Sautrday morning was placed in a
car and taken to Montesano, where
the funeral waa held on Sunday af
ternoon at 2:30, the little girl being
laid away in the beautiful cemetery
there by the hands of loving friends
of the family, following a short fu
neral service at the Methodist church.
Margaret Janet Jones was 2 years
old on the 4th day of July. She was
a bundle of sunshine and happiness,
in perfect health, and her taking
away in this tragic manner is a shock
that her parents and relatives find
very hard to bear, and it Is under
such circumstances and visitations
of death that the help and sympathy
of the friends of the community are
so greatly appreciated. Both at
Heppner and at Montesano this was
made'manifest, and it helps greatly
In bearing up under such afflictions.
To the friends and neighbors of
ltnnnnor nnH vicinitv. we desire to
extend our aincerest expressions of
appreciation for their am ana sym
pathy In the hour of affliction; for
th floral afferines. and for every art
of aid and assistance so kindly and
tenderly expressed.
L. A. Jones and Family.
J. O. Turner and Family.
Vawter Crawford and Family.
Heppner Boys Qualify As
Marksmen on Rifle Range
Cltiien's Military Training Camp,
Camp Lewis, Wash., July 22. Sev
enty-eight per cent .of the student
soldiers in attendance at tne uti-
i sens' Military Training Camp at
Camp Lewis, June 19 to July 18, who
fired the record course in nna marns
mnnshlo Qualified either as sharp
shooters or as marksmen according
to figures that have been compiled at
Headquarters, nmeiy-oixin vmsion.
The number completing the course
is 400 of which 30 qualified as sharp
shooters and 836 as marksmen. Those
who qualified have been Issued badges
therefor, Most of the men who fired
the rifle course had had no previous
experience on an Army range. Some
of the cltlien-soldiers fired the pistol
Included among those who qunll
(led on the rifle range are the fol
lowing from Iloppner; Mnrksmen
Marvin A. Wightman and James O.
Vawter Crawford and Raymond
Ferguson returned home late Mondny
evoning from Montesano, Wash
where they wont with the body of
little Peggy Jones, and attended tho
funeral hold there on Sundny after
By Arthur Brisbane
Disapproves Coolidge.
Leviathan For Sale.
Very Nice Girl Wanted.
Mr. Rockefeller, Age 86.
England dislikes President Cool
Idge's Fourth of July address and
says there is nothing in it to "show
that the President has tried to mas
ter the facts concerning Europe."
That, however, Isn't what interests
the United States. The President
HAS mastered facts concerning THIS
country, lie has mastered tho fact
that when you lend money you expect
to get it back.
And he seems to have msatered the
fact that the business of the United
States and of the President is to at
tend to the United States and keep
out of foreign complications. THAT
A little girl of seven set fire to six
houses and was sent to an industrial
school for correction.
Not long ago this child would have
been punished with death, perhaps by
burning, first being encouraged to
denounce the "witch" whose evil spir
its had compelled her to act the fires.
The world is not so bad as it was
once, even if it seems less religious.
The Government will sell great
ocean liners that don't pay, Including
the Leviathan. Suppose the richest
country in the world would run its
ships without extravagant frills, brass
bands, etc., and allow school teachers,
high school and college students to
go to Europe and back at cost, or,
better still, FREE of cost. How much
would it be worth to this nation to
have 25,000 teachers and young stu
dents aee and study Europe every
year? But nothnig of that kind could
be done. It woul) be "paternalism."
A rich man named Browning aceks
"a pretty refined girl fourteen years
old, for adoption." He has one adopt
ed daughter and wants another to
keep her company. He will give the
adopted girl every opportunity, edu
cation, travel, kindness, care, love."
Of course he will, all perhaps EX
CEPT opportunity. Opportunity to
eat, dress, travel and live free of work
What would Rosa Bonheur have
amounted to had a rich man adopted
her. Her girl friend painted fruit
boxes to buy food for two, while Rosa
Bonheur painted pictures that made
her famous, and undoubtedly gave
her self-sacrificing friend a place
Heaven. Who would have known
Rosa Bonheur had a rich man adopt
ed her?
With lights shining along the road.
Uncle Sum's flying mail ships go by-
night between New York and Chica
go. That is progress. And, because.
it mcana development of the flying
ship, it means safety for the nation.
Credit Postamster New and President
John D. Rockefeller is eighty-six
years old. He plays his usual round
of golf, weather permitting, quite
content with 43 for 9 holes, and with
his milk and seltier, toast and per
haps two ounces of meat.
It la hard for some to realize that
golf, exercise that anybody can take
ith a stick and a round pebble, not
mora than 20 cents worth of food a
day and a bed to sleep in are all that
Mr. Rockefeller gets from his great
What will history say of John D.
Rockefeller, whose work and success
better than that of any other man,
ith the possible exception of Henry
Ford, typifies this industrial age?
He will be praised because he has
never set a bad example of ostenta
tion and extravagance to embitter the
All except his contributions to
knowledge will be forgotten in BOO
vears. But 1.000 years hence, history
will carry the picture of John D.
Rockefeller and will say of him:
Thla is the man who proved compe
tition to be wasteful and unneces
sary. 'This man, proving that one man
could successfully manage and own
an industry, laid the fouiv'.ntlon of
owtershlp by the people. They t,t
tajl discovered that whnt one man
couh1 do the people could do for thin
On the occasion of his 21st birth-
tiny, Wednesday of this week, Austin
Smith was honored by a surprise par
ty, arranged by his mother, Mrs. Muck
Smith, and given at their home in
this city last evening. Tho party was
so carefully guarded that Austin was
taken completely by surprise when
ha reached home at about 8:30 and
found a large company of his young
friends were there to greet him
Tables were arranged for playing
"Travel" and this game with others
occupied the time of the evening in
a pleasant manner. Ice cream, cake
and punch were served. Those pros
ent were Misses Mary Patterson,
Mary Crawford, Edna vnughn. Vol
ma Huston, Luola Ilengn, Zaida Tnsh
Hessie Kobinson, Lucile McDuffce,
Ruth Babcock, Messrs, Hay McDnffee
Howard McDuffeu, Reid Huseick, Vaw
ter Parker, James Thomson, Andrew
Baldwin, Marvin Wightman.
F. M, Jarvis and wife nnd I. C.
Cameron were people registered at
Hotel Heppner on Monday from Re
public, Wash, They were here to
look over some land holdings in the
mountains of Al llcnrikson, who ac
companied them from Pendleton.
Death Comes Suddenly to
Great Political and
Religious Leader.
Following Wishes of Deceased, Bur
ial Will Be In Beautiful Ceme
tery at Arlington. Vs.
Washington, D. C., July 27. Fu
neral services for William Jennings
Br fan will be held here on Friday
afternoon and burial will take place
late that day at Arlington. A spot
high on the slope overlooking the
capitol and near the monument erect
ed to those who died on the Maine,
was selected as his burial place.
Dayton, Tenn., July 27. The body
of William Jennings Bryan, who died
suddenly in sleep here late yesterday
will move on a special railroad car
from Dayton for Washington at 8:40
o'clock Wednesday morning, Mrs.
Bryan announced today.
Burial of the political and religious
leader will be in Arlington, national
cemetery, Virginia, at a time to be
determined later, Mrs, Bryan said.
The funeral party, which will in
clude the widow and an escort of
Duyton friends, is expected to reach
the capital early Thursday.
Special Car Accepted.
Mrs. Bryan has accepted the offer
of a special car for the trip from
Dayton to Washington. The Pullman
will be taken on the local train to
Chattanooga, whence at 11:30 o'clock
Wednesday morning it will be con
nected to the regular fast train from 1
Chattanooga 4o Washington. i
Sue K. Hicks, Herbert Hicks, Ben !
F. MeKcnzie, Gordon McKcnzie and ;
Wallace Haggard, alt of local prose- j
cution counsel in the Scopes trial,,
and Attorney General Stewart, are I
expected to accompany the remains
to Washington. No ceremonial guard
of honor will be in attendance on the
body of the statesman, it was an
nounced. "We are simple people,
and we want all arrangements simply
made," said Mrs. Bryan.
From two o'clock until five o'clock
tomorrow afternoon the body of Mr.:
Bryan will lie in state on the lawn of
the Richard Rogers home, where he
lived during the Scopes proceedings
and where he died unobserved by
man. As a guarantee of honor on this
occasion, while the mountain folk of
eastern Tennessee pass before the
casket a squad from the Fred W.
Brady Post No. 100, the American
Legion, composed of former service
men, will be on duty at the afternoon
ceremony. The guard will be in uni
form and without arms.
Children Are Summoned.
The children of the dead leader
have been summoned by telegraph by
their mother to join the party in
Washington. The son, William Jen
nings Bryan, Jr., left Los Anffeles
for the east today. Mrs. Ruth Owen
left Mount Vernon, Ohio, for Dayton
today but will divert her course so
as to reach Washington before the
body of her father. Mrs. Richard
Hargraves, the other daughter, is
with her brother traveling east.
The decision to bury the former
democratic chieftain among the coun
try's military great in Arlington
cemetery, was the result of the ex
pressed wish of Mr. Bryan, his wid
ow told friends here. Mr. Bryan was
a -colonel of volunteers in the Span-
sh-Amencan war.
A huge spreading maple tree shades
the spot where the files of friends
will look for the last time upon the
face of their beloved champion. In
this grassy eminence, raised aboye
the level of the street, Mr. Bryan was
wont to sit and rest during the in
tervals of the fight over the Tennes
see anti-evolution law. Here he chat
ted with his friends at intervals and
grasped the hands of hundreds who
had come from the Cumberland slopes
or from distant cities to witness the
noted legal controversy in the court.
Virtually dominant in the demo
cratic party for nearly sixteen years,
William J. Bryan was three times
nominated and defeated for the pres
idency. Then, like Elijah of old, he
cast his mantle upon the Elisha of
Princeton and exerted a potent in
fluence in bringing about Woodrow
Wilson's first nomination for the of
fice to which he, himself, had vainly
Known in his youth as "the silver
tongued boy orator of the Platte," it
was Mr. Bryan's eloquence in his fa
mous '"cross of gold" speech at the
democratic national convention in
ChicRgo in 1H96 that made him the
choice of his party. He polled more
than 6,500,000 votes in his first cam-
His career has been likened to that
of Henry Clay who also was three
times nominated for the presfdency
and as many times defeated. Clay,
too, became secretary of state. Friends
of Bryan insisted that, like Clay, he
was too conscientious, consistent and
scrupulous for a politician and that
the famous Whig's declaration "I
would rather be right than be presi
dent," well described the man from
Horn In Illinois.
.The former secretary of state was
born in Salem, IH., March 19, 1860.
His father was Silnn Lillard Bryan,
a native of Culpepper county, Vir
ginia, a lawyer and judge. The son,
after graduating from Illinois col
lege In 1881 and. Union College of
Law, Chicago In 1883, entered the
law office of Lyman Trumbull, for
mer United States senator. Subse
quently ho removed to Jacksonville,
III., where he practiced law until
1K87 when he settled in Lincoln, Neb.
During tlio presidential campaign
of 1KN8 young Bryan's speeches in
bchnlf of tho democratic party at
trncted attention and in 1800 he ac
cepted a nomination for congress in
(Continued on Pave Four.)
An organization meeting for
the 1925 Rodeo will be held at the
Council Chambers In Heppner on
Monday evening, Angust 3rd, at
8:00 o'clock.
All citizens of Heppner and
Morrow county are urgently re
quested to attend.
Mrs. J. H. Bush, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. John Kirk, who soent s
week or ten days visiting at the homel
of her parents on Willow creek, de
parted for her home at Vernonia on
Sunday. She was accompanied by her
mother from here, and at lone they
were joined by her sister, Mrs. Nels
Jepson of Yahk, B. C. After a short
visit at Vernonia they will all go to
the coast for an outing. Mrs. Jepson
had also been visiting relatives here
for a short time.
The many friends of Treasurer L. j
W. Briggs are congratulating him
on his recovery from his recent se
vere operations. Mr. Briggs has been
able to be at the office for several
days this week for a short time each
day, and is gaining strength quite
rapidly, considering the very serious
condition from which he has been
recovering. Mr. Briggs feels that he
will soon be enjoying better health
than has been his lot for the past
twenty years,
Lotus Robison, ranchman and stock
raiser of Rock creek, was doing bus
iness in Heppner on Wednesday. He
reports a fine hay crop on his place
this season, with lots of good grass
on the range. A sale of a couple of
cars of fat cattle recently brought
Mr. Robison very satisfacotry re
turns, also, and he is having no com
plaint to make.
Chas. Kirk, young son "of Mr. and
Mrs. J. L. Kirk of Willow creek, was
thrown from a horse on Monday and
received severe injuries. The middle
finger of the right hand was hurt the
worst, the nail being entirely torn
off and the injury required the at
tention of a physician, the boy being
brought to town and looked after by
Dr. McMurdo,
Miss Gertrude Davies came over
from Pendleton, where Bhe attended
the summer normal, and has been
spending the week here as a guest at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard
Ban. She is returning to her home
at Baker today, being taken on her
way as far as Pendleton by Mrs.
Dr. Johnston reports that Mrs. J.
A. Westoff, who on Monday was op
erated on for appendiaitis at the
Heppner Surgical hospital, is doing
well and in due course of time she
should be able to return to her home.
Dr. Johnston reports the following
births this week: On Saturday, July
26th, to Mr. and Mrs. W. A. French, at
their home, a son. On Monday, July
27th, at the home of John Cason, to
Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Gerking of Rittcr,
a son.
Dr. McMurdo announces the arrival
of a nine-pound daughter at the home
of Mr, and Mrs, Sam McDanicl in
Hard man on Tuesday, July 28th.
Jim Hudleston, sheepman, is
the city today from his ranch
the Lone Rock country.
To start feeding egg mash for fall and winter eggs.
Egg Mash Scratch Feed Corn
Brown Warehouse Co.
Only 30 Days Provided
Under Which to Get
Certificates for Each Car Owner to
Be Given; Expected to Be Com
pleted by December 1, 1925.
During the past week motor ve
hicle owners of this part of the state
have been receiving blanks from the
office of Secretary of State Kozer, en
titled "Application for a Certificate
of Title for a Motor Vehicle." Touch
ing this new law, Mr. Kozer is quot
ed in a statement sent out from Sa
lem under date of July 28, as fol
lows: No law enacted within recent years
affects as many of the residents of
Oregon as the act enacted at the
1925 legislature for the protection
of title of motor vehicles within the
state through the issuance of cer
tificates of title and evidence of reg
istration, and to regulate the pur
chase, sale or other transfer of own
ership of motor vehicles, declares
Secretary of State Kozer,
The law went into effect July 1,
and allowed only a little more than
30 days within which to make provis
ion for its administration while in
practically every other state having
a similar law six months to a year
was allowed for the purpose. It has
been physically impossible to pro
vide the necessary machinery and fa
cilities within the limited time, but it
is expected that certificates of title
for every motor vehicle operated in
Oregon will be issued by December
1, 1925. Every motor vehicle owner
in the state who has not already ap
plied for the required certificate of
title is urged to do so immediately.
It is estimated that by the end of
1925 there will be between 210.000
and 215,000 motor vehicles in Ore
gon. Other Laws Similar.
Ten or twelve Btates have a simi
lar law to the Oregon law. In those
states it is claimed that motor ve
hicle thefts have been greatly re
duced and also that the existence of
such a law has had a material effect
upon the rates charged by insurance
companies in connection with insur
ance of motor vehicles.
Applications are being returned to
the secretary of state at the rate of
from 8,000 to 6,000 per day, and it
will require the issuance of from
2,000 to 3,000 certificates each day up
to December 1 in order that every
motor vehicle owner will be provided
with a certificate of title by that
Certificate Necessary.
"No motor vehicle can be trans
ferred from one person to another
without a certificate of title," said
Kozer today, "and in these cases of
transfer since July 1, the record own
er on thnt date will be required to
make application for certificate of
title, which certificate can then be
transferred by him to the person to
Crop Yields Are Better
Than Was Anticipated
Harvest is now quite generally un
der way over Morrow county and
threshing is proceeding at a rapid
rate. From reports reaching this of
fice, many of the farmers are getting
far better yields than they antici
pated, and the grain docs not appear
to be as badly injured as a result of
the extreme heat as was at first sup
posed. Chas. Cox is now threshing out
his 200-acre field of Federation and
it is running at 25 bushels to the
acre, strong, is of excellent quality,
and Mr. Cox will have to lay in about
as many more sacks as he had pur
chased at first. Reports from others
are of similar nature, and it should
not be long until we are able to give
a more comprehensive report on the
Morrow county yield. It is safe to
say now, however, that the average
the cuonty over will be much better
than was at first anticipated.
Legion Auxiliary Will
Make Bundle Drive
In response to an emergency call
for funds from state headquarters for
relief work in the families of disabled
veterans, the local unit of the Amer
ican Legion Auxiliary put on an im
promptu candy sale at the Star thea
ter Saturday night. Including con
tributions from members who did not
furnish candy for the sale the pro
ceeds amounted to a little over nine
dollars. Mrs. A. L. Ayers generously
gave a check for ten dollars and the
committee made up the balance so
that a check for twenty-five dollars
was sent off Sunday night.
A bundle drive will be staged Aug
ust 8 when it is hoped that many use
ful nrtirlpa nf clnthinf mnv ho trnth.
ered for use by these worthy people, I
whose cases have all been investigat-1
ed and whose need is great. Please
be collecting any articles you can
spare in readiness for the event.
Bundles may be left at Gilliam eV
Bisbee's store or by notifying Mrs.
Morse or Mrs. McAtee arrangements
be made to call for them.
Drs. Fred E. Farrior and A. H.
Johnston have just installed a new
X-ray machine in their offices in the
Oddfellows building. The machine
is a Woppler of the very latest de
sign the newest thing in this line,
and with it the doctors can take ex
cellent pictures of all kinds now.
They will doubtless find the machine
very useful in their professions of
dentistry and medicine, as such ma
chines are found to be a great aid
these lines. If you want to see
how your bones are, step in and tnke
look through this new X-ray pro
jector it will show you up in fine
One of Irvin Cobb's best stories
concerns an appraiser who was sent
to a home to appraise the contents.
The entries iniis book halted when
the appraiser came to a table on
which stood a full bottle of old
"One bottle of old Scotch whiskey,
partly full."
The next entry was: "Ont revolv
ing Turkish rug."
Hore pasture for rent. Telephone
irw, Heppner. a. v. uoxen.
whom he has sold tho vehicle subse
quent to that date.
"Again no 11' 26 motor vehicle li
cense can be issued for any motor
vehicle owned and operated in thi
state unless a certificate of title is
first issued. In view of this it be
comes necessary for every motor ve
hicle owner of Oregon to secure
certificate of title for his motor ve
hicle so as to pave tho way for the
issuing of the 1126 licenses, which
will be taken up early in the month
of November, as has been the prac
tice for many years past,"
Plans to Withdraw Compromise
Offer Unless Settlement Is
Reached On Aug. 4.
(Arlington Bulletin.)
. John H. Lewis, according to a let
ter received this week by C. C. Clark,
has instructed his attorney to pre
pare complaint and intends to insti
tute proceedings to settle his claims,
amounting to some $40,000 against
the John Day Irrigation District, pro
viding favorable action Is not taken
by the Board of Directors on a com
promise proposal at the time of the
next regular meeting of the Board
on August 4th.
This is of vital interest to all of
the taxpayers in the district, whether
the district is dissolved or not. Be
fore the district can be dissolved all
outstanding claims against it must be
paid and a levy will have to be made
and taxes collected for that purpose.
Lewis claims a contract indebted
ness of some $40,000 against the dis
trict, but has offered to settle, we un
derstand, for $12,000 and a provision
that the district authorize him to pre
pare a report of the survey made by
him for $3000.
Many matters remain to be settled
and there is a possibility of an al
most unlimited amount of legal con
troversy before the district's affairs
can be settled up either to dissolve
or proceed with the project under
government supervision.
The original levy of fifty cents peT
acre still stands as a cloud on the
title of alt land under the district.
Whether this levy can be annulled or
not is a doubtful question. Provid
ing the settlement . with Lewis is
made and no unforseen legal actions
are instituted, we understand it will
require a tax of around $50,000 to
close the affairs of the district as
matters now stand.
Should any land owners or other
interested parties involve the district
in various possible suits, there is no
telling where the expense of liquidat
ing the district will stop.
Every land owner in the northern
part of Gilliam and Morrow counties
who owns lands within the district
is financially heavily interested in
the affairs of the district.
Will Organize For A
Bigger, Better Rodeo
It has been definitely decided that
Heppner will put on a bigger and
better Rodeo for 1925 than has here
tofore been attempted. This is set
tled, though the dates have not yet
been definitely fixed.
The impression had gone out that
there was to be no entertainment of
this kind this season, but there was
really no reason for it, as no an
nouncement had been made to that
effect by those having the matter in
charge. It is desired, however, to
get organized immediately for the big
event, and to this end a meeting will
be held on Monday evening next at
the council chambers for organiza
tion and fixing dates. While it is
a little late to be getting under way,
there is yet plenty of time to do a
lot of good advertising, and ener
getic action from now on will put the
show over in good style.
Quackenbush Home Scene
Of Pleasant Party Sunday
Last Sunday a party of friends and
neighbors gathered at the R. H.
Quackenbush place on Rhea creek
and spent a pleasant day that will
long be remembered by all present.
The occasion for the gathering was
the 15th birthday of Letha Hiatt,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie
Hiatt of this city.
Harry and Roy Quackenbush had
nd up an ideaj picnic groundi with
table and all, while their sister Rean
had decorated the ground and table
in real artistic style with an abund
ance of flowers which she is adept at
growing. Also three large raspberry
shortcakes were in evidence, contrib
uted by Mrs. Quackenbush.
Those present were Loy McFerrin
and family, Harry, Rean and Roy
Quackenbush, Henry Schwars and
family, Jay Hiatt and family, Johnnie
Hiatt and family, Henry Northness
and family, Eldon and Zella McFer
rin, Mrs. Roy Her, son and daughter,
Portland, Mrs. Owen French and
Kemper Snow and family.
Dinner was served cafeteria style
and an abundance of lemonade was
there to quench the thirst. After
dinner games of all sorts were in
dulged in. Many nice and useful
presents were received by Miss Letha,
as well as an equal number of spank
ings. The Quackenbush place is an
ideal country home, and with its large
nock of white leghorn chickens and
fine berry patches bears abundant
evidence of the thrift of these peo
ple, which is only equalled by their
generosity and ability to entertain
in royal style. Contributed.
A very pleasant surprise party.
planned by her mother, Mrs. Eph Es-
kelson, was given at the Lskelson
country home on Thursday afternoon
last in honor of Miss Gladys Benge.
A delightful time was had. the guests
putting in the most of the afternoon
playing croquet. Refreshments of
brick ice cream and cake wofl served.
The occasion for the party waa the
birthday of Miss Benge. Guests
present were Misses Wilma and Op
Leach, Maxine Gentry. Dora Cuts-
forth, Mrs. Harvey Bauman, Mrs
Fred Mojeskie and son of Lexington.
Misses Mary Crawford, Mary Patter
son, Luola Benge, Anna Wightman
Mrs. R, L. Benge and Mrs. John
Wightman of Heppner.
F. Tiffany was here from Portland
the first of the week, looking after
the installation of the new x-ray ma
chins in the office of Dr. F. E. Far
Harve Chappell Dies as
Result of Accident
On Sunday.
Coroner's Jury Exonerates Sheridan,
Who Held Gun, of All Blame;
Chappell From Virginia,
Death followed in a few hours the
accidental shooting of Harve Chappell
ai tne waiter Kiicup farm near Lena
on Sunday forenoon. Chappell, a
farm hand, working with Eddie Sher
idan on the Kilcup place, was stand
ing before a glass in the bunk house,
shaving, at the time. Sheridan was
turning over some thinsrs In his
trunk nearby, preparatory to writ
ing some letters, when he discovered
a gun that had been laid away for a
long time, and which he bad forgotten
II about Picking uo the firearm.
he remarked something about it and
taking a cloth he began wiping it up.
Evidently in some manner the ham
mer was raised, the gun discharged
and the bullet struck young Chappell,
only a few feet away, hitting him in
the back.
Chappell was ruzhed to town at
once and placed under the care of a
physician, being taken to the Hepp
ner Surgical hospital where the ball
was located and preparations made
for its removal. Internal hemorrhage
had gone too far, however, and the
young man passed away while on the
operating table.
A coroners jury was immediately
impanelled by Coronor Case, fend
proceeded to the scene of the acci
dent where witnesses were examined
and after proper deliberation they
returned a verdict to the effect that
Harve Chappell came to his death
by the accidental discharge of a gun
in the hands of Eddie Sheridan, ex
onerating Sheridan of blame in the
Harve Chappell was about 22 years
of age, and he had lived in this sec
tion for some time, coming here
from Hillsville, Va., where his par
ents reside. He had but two rela
tives in this part of the country,
Smith Chappell, aA uncle, residing
at Condon, and John Edwards, a cou
sin, at Pilot Rock. The body was
prepared for burial by Undertaker
Case, and beld for a few days, pend
ing the action of his folks in Vir
ginia, who finally sent work to have
the boy buried here. The. funeral
was held on Wednesday afternoon at
4:30 with a short service at the
grave conducted by Rev. W. W. Head
of lone.
Mr. Sheridan is greatly grieved
over the sad accident, and had no
idea that the gun was loaded when
he picked it up.
The coroner's jury wsa composed of
A. L. Ayers, Ed Breslin, A. L. Case,
Sherman Shaw, W. M. Kirk and Thos.
Brennan, and witnesses examined
were Walter Kilcup, Eddie Sheridan
and Walter Ohl.
Local Teachers Pleased
With Branch Normal
Among the Morrow county teach
ers who attended the Eastern Oregon
branch of our state normal at Pen
dleton this year are Miss Beth Bleak
man, Mrs. Zoe Matetson, Miss Helen
Wells, Miss Nora Doherty, Miss
Gertrude Davies, Mrs. Ethel Ash
baugh, Mrs. Ethel Swift and Mrs.
Frank Turner. They are unanimous
in voicing their praise for the small
er normal and all of them who have
been privileged to attend sessions
both at Pendleton and Monmouth
are frank to state that they are shown
much more personal attention at the
smaller school.
K. E. Inlow, the general supervisor
of the institution, hus proven himself
a very worthy leader in educational
affairs of Oregon. He is city super
intendent of the Pendleton system
and has used his influence to secure
the very best instructors for his
frs. Gertrude Nash, who at one
time was one of our local high school
girls, is principal of the Hawthorne
school and a member of the normal
faculty. She is popular among th
teachers and we are justly proud to
claim her.
The irenerous hospitality of the
Pendleton people can be surpassed by
no other class. In fact Fendleton is
the logical location for our perman
ent Eastern Oregon branch of the
normal. It will be referred to the
people to vote for or against such a
branch in November, r-6, and why
not help to locate it in Pendleton?
The teachers who attended from
Morrow county wish to extend hearty
appreciation for the many courted
shown them during their five weeks'
stay in our neighboring town.
I paused beside
Last eve
smith's door
And heard th
per chime;
th Ves-
Then, looking
I saw upon tho
Old hammers worn
years of time.
How many anvils hav you had,"
said I,
"To wear and butler all lh
hammer so?"
'Jut one." ho maid; then, with a
twink'ing eye,
"The snvil wears
th hammer out,
you know."
-Thrift Tak.
Johnnie llia't came in flo euuUnt
with a big rait'r out on Klu-a rr-lc
Sunday evening, and it t a wonl'M
he wni nut Linen by the rf.i I, a
he jut missed stripping on him. Mr.
Hiatt killed the snake, a btg one ha,
ing ten rattlers and u button.